‘Wicked Tuna’ captain schools U.S Senate candidate Geoff Diehl on fishing issues

Diehl, who rolled into town in a gigantic recreational vehicle plastered with his image and campaign slogans, had a bunch of meet-and-greets — the last with Capt. Dave Marciano of “Wicked Tuna” fame. Diehl (and his campaign film crew) met with Marciano on the captain’s newest boat, Falcon, which is moored at the Pier 7 Marina, for a celebrity photo op and a quick tutorial on the state of commercial fishing in America’s oldest seaport.,,, As Diehl sat in the captain’s chair in the pilot house, Marciano just unloaded on sectors, catch shares, the permitting process, the council system and just about everything else involved with current fishery management practices. The only ones to avoid the barrage were the fishermen themselves., >click to read< 18:52

New ‘Wicked Tuna’ season starts Sunday!

National Geographic Channel launches its seventh season of “Wicked Tuna” this Sunday, March 11, at 9 p.m., with an extended 90-minute episode. The new season finds the captains in need of redemption. Beverly resident Capt. Dave Marciano of the Hard Merchandise is out to turn things around after a disappointing season in Gloucester last year, in which he caught only five fish. Over on the Hot Tuna, Capt. TJ Ott had a dismal season in the Outer Banks. Meanwhile, Capt. Tyler McLaughlin of the Pinwheel is armed with a new boat and a skilled mate. >click to read< 11:04

Zombait! Maine inventor’s device puts the wiggle back in dead bait fish

The product, appropriately named Zombait, is a hinged tube with a battery-powered motor inside that can be stuffed down the throat of dead bait to make it wiggle back and forth, simulating the swimming motion of a live fish. The idea is to trick big fish into thinking they’re going after live prey. Zombait is the brain child of entrepreneur and veteran tuna fisherman Rink Varian, who lives in Phippsburg. Varian dreamed up the idea for a lure that reanimates dead bait during a slow day of bluefin tuna fishing, which he attributed to a lack of live mackerel on his boat. He wondered if there might be a way to bring those dead mackerel “back to life.” click here to read the story 08:26

‘It means a lot’ – Wounded warriors treated to Fourth fishing trip

Tuesday morning and the Fourth of July arrived in Gloucester as if ordered directly from the fine weather catalog: warm, sunny and the water of the Atlantic like glass. A perfect day for fishing. Roland Snow used to dream of days such as this during each of his 10 deployments throughout the Mideast — first as an Army noncommissioned officer and later as a member of the Air Force – following the carnage of 9/11.,, On Tuesday, Snow joined nearly 70 other veterans and their invited guests aboard the 100-foot Yankee Freedom for a free day of groundfishing, courtesy of Dave Marciano of the TV show “Wicked Tuna,” Tom Orrell of the Yankee Fleet charter company, Jim Destino of Destino’s sub shop, the city of Gloucester and the Wounded Warrior Project. click here to read the story 22:44

Some Wounded Warrior’s will celebrate Independence Day fishing with Dave Marciano on the Yankee Freedom

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than to honor some of the veterans who fought to sustain the nation’s freedoms with a full day of fishing? Gloucester fisherman and “Wicked Tuna” cast member Dave Marciano, and a host of generous associates such as Tom Orrell of the Yankee Fleet charter fishing service, are marshaling forces to sponsor a free Fourth of July fishing trip for an invited group of military veterans assembled through the Wounded Warrior Project. “Obviously with the success of the show, my life is pretty amazing now and I get to do a lot of incredible things,” Marciano said Friday afternoon. “But of all the things I get to do, this is one of the most important for me. The veterans are just so appreciative. Being around them and being able to do something for them makes me feel good inside.” Marciano first began working with the Wounded Warrior Project after the first season of “Wicked Tuna,” which recently completed its fifth season on the NatGeo network.  Read the story here 07:56